Mr. Trotochaud is an Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and a master’s student at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His primary research interests are in health and risk communication, emergency preparedness, and behavior change interventions.
Prior to his time with the Center for Health Security, Mr. Trotochaud worked in a number of capacities in local public health departments and as a health educator. He expects to complete his MSPH in health education and health communication from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in spring 2019. During his master’s program, Mr. Trotochaud worked as a research assistant with the Lerner Center for Health Promotion, assessing the impact of a nutritional policy on childhood obesity. He has also worked with George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication, providing support on communications research and participating in a summer program run in collaboration with the US National Park Service. Mr. Trotochaud joined the Center for Health Security in fall 2018. During his time with the Center, he has worked on a number of projects, including content analysis to measure the impact of misinformation during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, a message testing project for future Zika virus communication materials, and the development of a prediction platform to gauge the effectiveness of collective intelligence.
Mr. Trotochaud has a BA in communication studies from the College of New Jersey, where he applied his studies to health communication and public health.